The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Belmont region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 23% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Belmont submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,070 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class A.